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Diane Rehm: On My Mind

Diane Rehm’s weekly podcast features newsmakers, writers, artists and thinkers on the issues she cares about most: what’s going on in Washington, ideas that inform, and the latest on living well as we live longer.

Published: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:49:34 -0500

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Confronting Sexual Misconduct Allegations In Politics And A Leading Executive On Making It In Hollywood As A Woman

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:00:00 -0500

With news of sexual misconduct continuing to fill the headlines, former Sen. Barbara Boxer discusses harassment in Congress and HBO executive Sheila Nevins talks about her experience in Hollywood. Also, new accusations against Roy Moore and Senator Al Franken and the reaction in Washington.

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Where Do We Go From Here With Sexual Harassment And Taking A Long View Of American Politics With Dan Rather

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Sexual harassment allegations continue to pile up. Where do we go from here? Then, former CBS News anchor Dan Rather on bridging political division in the age of Trump.

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Making Sense Of The Russia Inquiry And A New Era For The Private Prison Industry

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Making sense of the investigation into possible coordination between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia, then, with business booming under Trump, a look at the private prison industry.

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Why Sharp Criticism Of Trump Doesn’t Sway His Supporters, Then Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Ron Chernow

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Brian Resnick of explains why President Trump's supporters will most likely stick with him. Then, Pulitzer Prize winning author Ron Chernow on his new biography of Ulysses S. Grant.

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How Congress Contributed To Our Nation’s Opioid Epidemic And Why A Former Joint Chiefs Of Staff Chair Is Tweeting About Leadership

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 -0400

How Congress contributed to our nation's opioid addiction, then General Martin Dempsey, former Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on what it takes to be a leader.

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Analysis Of GOP Senator Bob Corker’s Dire Warnings And A Conversation With Children’s Author Sandra Boynton

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Republican Senator Bob Corker, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, openly feuds with President Trump, then, a conversation with best-selling children's author and illustrator, Sandra Boynton.

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The Challenge Of Defending Our Civil Liberties And Ta-Nehisi Coates On Trump, Race, And Finding His Voice

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:00:00 -0400

National Legal Director of the ACLU, David Cole, on defending our civil liberties and Atlantic Magazine national correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates on why Donald Trump is America's "first white president"

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On Faith, Sacrifice and Forgiveness With Novelist Alice McDermott And The Religious Symbolism Of Taking A Knee

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:00:00 -0400

A conversation with National Book Award winning author Alice McDermott about her latest work, "The Ninth Hour." Then, a religious perspective on the symbolism behind "taking a knee."

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How Trump Is Changing The Presidency And The Real Story Of The Da Vinci Code’s Warrior Monks

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:00:00 -0400

From day one, it was clear that Donald Trump was like no president this country had ever seen. Eight months into his term, we talk to Harvard Law professor Jack Goldsmith about the lasting impact Trump may have on the presidency, itself. Then, historian Dan Jones on the Knights Templar, the Medieval secret society that inspired "The Da Vinci Code".

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Business Not As Usual In Washington And NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins On Cutting Edge Research

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:00:00 -0400

President Trump's possible deal with congressional Democrats on DACA and what Robert Mueller may be learning about Trump's business dealings, then, news from NIH on gene editing, regenerative medicine, and immunotherapy.

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